When one thinks of Connecticut I’m pretty sure music doesn’t come to mind. Things that may come to mind are WWE, The Whalers, Yale, UConn Women’s basketball team, and Seth MacFarlane. Every once in a while A notable musical act may emerge, let’s see we have The Carpenters, Hatebreed, The World Is a Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die, Liz Phair, and A Will Away. Another band we can add to that list is Wallingford, Connecticut Alternative Rock / Pop band Light It Up.
Light It Up has been a band since September of 2016, not even a year yet and they have made tremendous waves. They released their debut EP, Wasted Years earlier this year and they have not looked back. This is a band I expect to see their name more and more in the coming months. Them and Sharptooth, another Sophomore Slump Fest band are leading the charge for women in underground music and I for one am ready for what’s to come. Lead singer Gina Fritz was kind enough to answer some questions for us.
TUNED UP: DESCRIBE YOUR BAND IN FIVE WORDS.
Light It Up: Catchy dark fierce alternative rock
TUNED UP: WHO ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING AT SOPHOMORE SLUMP FEST?
Light It Up: We’re all very excited to see our friends in Sharptooth and I think I speak for all of us when I say we’re all excited for Broadside!
TUNED UP: IF ANY BAND THAT NO LONGER EXISTS COULD HEADLINE A SHOW YOU PLAY, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Light It Up: My Chemical Romance
TUNED UP: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE SUMMER ACTIVITY?
Light It Up: Personally, I love just going to the beach, or just taking walks by myself at night. I feel like just sitting around a bonfire with friends though is the most relaxing.
TUNED UP: WHAT SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING?
Light Up: If I’m being honest, I can’t even remember the last time I saw a movie! But I am anticipating the new season of 13 Reasons Why. The show has me hooked.
TUNED UP: ALL-TIME FAVORITE SUMMER JAM.
Light It Up: For me, it’s a toss-up between Kendrick Lamar’s new song “Humble” and French Montana’s “Unforgettable”.
TUNED UP: WHAT BANDS FROM YOUR AREA DO PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW?
Light It Up: Connecticut is currently full of amazing bands! Don’t sleep on our friends in Forget Tomorrow, Half Hearted and In Honor Of!
TUNED UP: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE FESTIVAL/FAIR FOOD?
Light It Up: Fried Oreos and fried dough. Basically, anything fried and not good for you!